COUNTRY Squire magazine has published a bizarre editorial praising Unionist blogger Effie Deans.

The article said Deans "writes clear and illuminating articles" which "highlight the nonsense going on up north over the border as Sturgeon’s mayoralty gets a tad too big for its wee booties".

The piece, titled "The SNP, Hitler & the IRA", went on: "The downside to publishing Effie’s work is the kickback that the magazine receives from the so-called cybernats. These comprise the SNP army of trolls who seem to have time to pile on whoever disagrees with them."

The article questioned why Deans was recently ridiculed after claiming she “got lost endlessly” trying to find the town of Fort William because of partially Gaelic road signs.

She insisted the signs should be one language, not both English and Gaelic.

Unlike other critics of the signs, Deans said her concern was not the cost but the fact that the "dual language signage makes driving in the Highlands dangerous”.

The blogger was told that if she believes reading road signs is “dangerous”, maybe she shouldn’t be on the road at all.

READ MORE: Blogger claims she couldn't find Fort William because of Gaelic road signs

In April, Deans wrote a blog post saying the public do not want “constant criticism of our government who are doing their very best in a very difficult and unprecedented global emergency”.

It went on to call on journalists to change their “negative and political rhetoric for the health of this nation and start supporting our government”.

The Country Squire Magazine article went on to compare the SNP to Nazis, saying: "If social media existed in the 1930’s then no doubt Hitler would have either tried to pull the plug on it or he would have arranged for an army of cyber trolls such as the SNP possess to cause mayhem online."

It also said the SNP "relies on cybernats posted around the United Kingdom to garner activist momentum".

On independence, the piece said indyref2 is an "imagined future" and an "unwise tactic".

It added: "Is it not hypocritical of Nicola Sturgeon and her party that in their proposed referendum – their imagined future one, not the one they recently lost – that the many Scots outside of Scotland will have no say at all? 

"Bending the playing field in a desperate attempt to squeeze through a referendum – let alone a referendum victory – is an unwise tactic."

The editorial claimed the SNP is "using the independence issue as a misdirection play to cover their weak record in government in Scotland".

A YouGov survey, carried out for The Times last month, put the First Minister’s net approval rating at +50 while the Prime Minister lagged behind at -50. Since last year, it marked a boost of 45 points for Sturgeon and a decrease of 16 for the Tory leader.

READ MORE: Nicola Sturgeon's approval rating soars in new YouGov survey

The article concluded: "Not long one thinks before the Murrell-Seaweed hold over the party cracks under the (seemingly inevitable) break of one scandal or another. Tick tock…"